Here are three generations of goaties...
Grandma Debbie, Momma Dahli, and little Daisy and Darla. The little ones aren't really eating they are just goofin' around. How hilarious are they?
Check out that "homemade hay" - more on that later. And then the chickens showed up and things just got silly.
Another hot one today - everyone working outside in the heat? I am - but first need to go and scythe down another trolley full of extra long grass and also some thistles.
Happy Thursday everyone!
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Posted by Ohiofarmgirl at 7:48 AM
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It just won't stop raining here! We got 4" last night and are scheduled for more this whole weekend. Want to take some? :)
Interested to hear about that homemade hay you mentioned!
I've just noticed your Goats don't have ears, is that a special breed?
We will totally take some of your rain, Amanda! send it right up!
Yes, Horst, they are a special breed called La Manchas. They are a relatively new breed and are earless. Some people get freaked out by this and I've heard everything from "did they get frost bite?" to "why did you cut their ears off?" but nope they just naturally are earless.The fanciers have specific names for the shapes of the tiny-but-there ears including "airplane" and "elf" ears. Nibbles - the little one is a "mini-mancha." At least some of babies always have the longer Nigerian Dwarf ears as that is what she is crossed with (La Mancha x Nigerian Dwarf). Some people think it makes these goats look weird but someone said, more frequently, that the earlessness makes you look into their eyes more.
Goats are the outside version of house cats - you are at their service!
mmm home grown hay! Nice work! And the girls are pretty too!
They are so very cute. We have two new ones we are enjoying. Guess I need to post them soon!! Yours are very pretty. We have never had La Manchas!
Loving the goats and chickens eating together!!!! Such grand harmony on the farm...
Ha! CC, these cats here are supposed to be serving ME! ;-)
Thanks Dave, growing are own feed has been our best project so far.
Thanks WCG! Mostly its harmony... but sometimes the chickens are just too ridiculous for the goats. Silly hennies....
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